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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Richard F, Aug 7, 2001.
Review out at http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com. Looks awesome! Can't wait for September 11
At first I thought this was a Monica Lewinsky post.
I've ordered Blow and the review makes me feel that it's money well spent.
New Line does it again.
I can't wait until this movie comes out. It's the best movie this year so far IMO.
DVDFile gives Blow some high marks:
I agree, its the best thing Ive seen this year(I havent seen Memento yet though)
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nice silver cover, white keepcase, good sound, picture (EE present).
finally had time to watch it - very solid movie.
don't agree with sympathising with someone responsible for causing the drug problem to grow though.
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[Edited last by Chris Caine on September 12, 2001 at 12:02 PM]
A movie you would add to the collection?
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Bummer i was thinking about buying this yesterday...guess i'll go back and snag it another day. Gotta do it before Tuesday because i have already got many DVDs to add to my collection that day
Someone mentioned Memento. It's an excellent film.
Blow looked interesting, and Johnny Depp has chosen a good movie to get back into films with. I haven't heard anything bad about it and can't wait to watch it.
quote: A movie you would add to the collection?[/quote]
Not me. I'm sure others will see it differently, but this movie just struck me as one big, badly done Scorsese homage. Freeze frames, split screens, obscure 60's/70's/80's songs, voiceover narration, Ray Liotta...it's all been done before and done better. Even Rachel Griffiths looks like a dead ringer--physcially and vocally--for Lorraine Bracco from GoodFellas.
I'm not saying Ted Demme used GoodFellas and Casino exclusively, but he sure as hell used it as a template. The point the movie makes is one that has been done to death (crime/drugs eventually destroy your life) and I can't say anything new was brought to the table. And I dare you to find one moment in the film where you DIDN'T want to strangle Penelope Cruz; her performance may be the worst I've seen this year.
Depp was great as always, and Paul Reubens stole the show, but it's too little to warrant a recommendation. There are some interesting moments, but those are few and far between. Only towards the last five minutes did I give a damn about Depp's character, and even then it was fleeting. I will admit that final photo that closes out the film was quite scary and disturbing.
However, I'm sure New Line did a bang-up job on the DVD and the audio/video transfer and supplements seem to be beyond excellent. Can't say I'm a fan of Infinifilm, but as long as the supplements are accessible separately, I don't mind.
(PS--If you're a fan of the film, read the book. I did it on chance, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A great read.)
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[Edited last by Kevin Leonard on September 12, 2001 at 09:54 PM]
quote: I'm not saying Ted Demme used GoodFellas and Casino exclusively, but he sure as hell used it as a template.[/quote]
That's exactly what I thought upon watching Blow. I'd heard good things about the movie so I rented it - good thing I didn't buy it! While the film was well done in all respects, and the dvd was excellent, the whole movie just seemed like Scorsese-lite. It did keep my attention but I kept getting deja vu. Not a bad film, just redundant...
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[Edited last by SteveGon on September 19, 2001 at 11:16 PM]